Rogaine is employed to treat male pattern baldness in patients who are experiencing gradually hair loss on the top of the head.
Rogaine may also be used for other purposes.
Apply the prescribed amount, usually 1 mL, to the impacted areas from the scalp. Rogaine is often applied two tmes a day, every day at night.
Wash both hands after applying Rogaine.
Avoid getting Rogaine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If this occurs, rinse the area with water.
Do not use Rogaine when the skin on your scalp is damaged, irritated, or sunburned. This may allow more from the medication to be absorbed because of your body, which could be dangerous. Do not use a lot more than 2 mL of Rogaine in one day. More medication will not increase or hasten growth of hair but it could potentially cause dangerous unwanted effects.
Do not use Rogaine on any part of your body besides your scalp. Application with parts of the body could be dangerous.
It will take 4 months or more before new new hair growth is observed. New hair is often soft, colorless, and barely visible. With further treatment, the head of hair will end up similar in color and thickness to existing hair.
If no new hair growth is seen after 4 months of treatment, discontinuation of Rogaine should be thought about.
If treatment is discontinued, new growth of hair will most likely be shed in just a few months.
Store Rogaine at room temperature from moisture and also heat.
If you experience any of the following serious unwanted effects, stop using this medication and seek emergency medical attention:
an hypersensitive reaction (breathlessness; closing in the throat; swelling from the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
chest pain; irregular or extremely fast heartbeats; dizziness or lightheadedness; or fainting.
Continue to work with Rogaine and talk to your doctor if it's convenient if you experience
itching, redness, dryness, or flaking of the scalp; or a headache.
Side effects apart from those listed here may also occur.
Do not use Rogaine when the skin in your scalp is damaged, irritated, or sunburned. This may allow more from the medication to become absorbed because of your body, that may be dangerous.
Before using Rogaine inform your doctor if you have heart problems. Minoxidil absorbed through the body can impact the center.
Rogaine is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it's not at all known whether Rogaine will probably be unhealthy for an unborn to baby. Do not use Rogaine without first actually talking to your medical professional if you are pregnant or could conceive during treatment. Minoxidil may affect a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without first speaking with your doctor in case you are breast-feeding a child.
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